Former Haryana CM Chautala to surrender at Tihar today

Former Haryana CM Chautala to surrender at Tihar today - Sakshi Post

New Delhi: Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, 79, is expected to surrender to Tihar Jail authorities today, after the Delhi High Court cancelled his bail and ordered him to discontinue his political rallies.

He was convicted in January last year for running a graft-laden scheme to recruit teachers for government institutions when he was in office in 1999. Chautala, the chief of the Indian National Lok Dal or INLD, was sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Chautala, who was granted bail on medical grounds in May last year, has been actively holding rallies to campaign for the assembly elections in Haryana.

The Central Bureau of Investigation had sought cancellation of his bail and urged the court to bring forward his surrender date, which was earlier fixed for October 17.

The Delhi High Court has asked the jail authorities to take Chautala to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMS after his surrender today, if they consider it necessary.

Chautala was first granted interim bail on May 21, 2013, and has been getting extension of bail on the ground that he was admitted in the intensive care unit of Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon due to poor health. The hospital, however, discharged him recently; since then, Chautala has been campaigning.

"If he is well enough to travel, well enough to address rallies, then he is well enough to surrender," the court said.

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